Peripheral and central nervous system projections in normal and mutant (bithorax) Drosophila melanogaster.

N. J. Strausfeld, R. N. Singh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Abstract

Projections of axons from the wing, haltere and the head are described from silver intensified cobalt preparations of normal and bithorax mutant Drosophila. Dorsal projections from the homeotic wing into thoracic ganglia and to the brain are haltere-like. Ventral projections are wing-like. In general these results are in complete agreement with previous studies by Palka et al. and Ghysen. However, considerable variation of projection patterns is seen between individual mutant animals some of which were previously described only from mosaics (clones off bithorax sensory fibers into normal ganglia). Evidence for possible transformations of the third thoracic ganglion in mutants is therefore ambiguous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-291
Number of pages25
JournalBasic life sciences
Volume16
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Peripheral and central nervous system projections in normal and mutant (bithorax) Drosophila melanogaster.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this